Tragedy at the Parade

An evening dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed for our country was marred by tragedy on May 22, as a Glenville woman was struck and killed by a minivan while marching in the annual Scotia Memorial Day parade. Charlene Pomichter, 69, was with a group staging on a side street while preparing to […]

New York Courts Get Serious About PTSD

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Recent New York State Court PTSD Decision Following an automobile crash in July 2015, Joanne Vergine claimed that she suffered injuries to her cervical spine, which in turn triggered several categories of “serious injury” under New York state Insurance Law § 5102 (d). Mrs. Vergine and her husband commenced an […]

Court Upholds State’s Liability in Scaffolding Injury Case

Albany Construction Accident Attorney on Recent Scaffold Law Case On November 6, 2015, Agnaldo Dos Santos was performing sandblasting work on a temporary, suspended metal deck under the Patroon Island Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer when he backed into a hole in the scaffold, causing one leg to fall through to the middle of his […]

The Water-Borne Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease

Albany Negligence Lawyer on Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Legionnaires’ disease has resurfaced in an Albany building that spawned at least 14 cases of the illness in 2011 and 2012, when it was a hotel. This February, one person has died and another was sickened after a new outbreak at 1228 Western Avenue, formerly a Best […]

Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously in New York State

  Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on NY State Sexual Harassment Hearing Thanks to the persistence of seven women known as the Sexual Harassment Working Group, on February 13, 2019, the New York State Legislature held its first sexual-harassment hearing in 27 years. New leadership in state government, as well as three newly elected young […]

3M Company Faces Lawsuits Over Defective Earplugs

Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on 3M Earplug Lawsuits In July 2018, 3M Company settled a lawsuit by the federal government for $9.1 million over defective earplugs, and now faces potentially thousands of personal injury lawsuits by veterans. For more than 10 years beginning in the early 2000s, contractors supplied the United States military with […]

Common Carriers: Special Road Safety Regulations

Safety Regulations for Common Carriers: An Albany Car Accident Lawyer Explains On October 22, 1999, 51 children and adults were injured in a school bus and dump truck collision at the intersection of Route 30A and Route 7 in Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York. The tragic incident involved an extensive National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation. Our personal injury attorneys from […]

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Update: Nearly $250 Million Trial Verdict

Albany Product Liability Lawyers Explain DePuy Hip Implant Recall & Ensuing Lawsuits On November 16, 2017 a jury in Dallas, Texas, awarded $247 million to 6 New York plaintiffs who had received DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The combined verdict included almost $170 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson. […]

In-Wall Cafeteria Tables Causing Deadly Injuries in Schools

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Hazards of In-Wall Cafeteria Tables The risk of being struck by a falling folding table is not an everyday risk family’s think about when they send their children off to after-school programs or summer camps.  But the grim fact is that seemingly harmless objects can seriously injure, or even kill. […]